Local health units seeing decreasing Covid case numbers

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NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA: Some local communities are starting to see the effects of the stay at home order and lockdown, with active COVID-19 case counts lowering.

As of press time, according to the Durham Regional Health Department, Scugog has four active cases, with two people in home isolation and two people in a hospital. Scugog has had 14 COVID-19 related deaths, including 12 deaths in Port Perry Place Long Term Care Home. Scugog has had 163 resolved cases.

Uxbridge has eight active cases, seven of which are in home isolation and one person is in a hospital. Uxbridge has had 24 COVID-19 related deaths to date and 203 resolved cases. Brock Township continues to have the lowest number of active cases in North Durham, with three people currently listed in home isolation. Brock has had 48 resolved cases.

Meanwhile, the Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health unit (HKPR) is reporting Kawartha Lakes currently has 53 unresolved cases, 371 resolved cases, and 41 deaths.

Dan Cearns, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Standard Newspaper